I bought the new E3000 linksys wireless n router. It is a great router, but the internet connection is still slow. I did a speed test online and these were my results...
Download speed - 5.36 Mb/s Upload speed - 1.71 Mb/s Ping - 134 ms ISP - Optimum Online
Answer by Craighton · Aug 18, 2010 at 04:25 AM
Well check with your ISP and see what speed that you are paying for. Even tough you get a new router your speed won't vary greatly. And don't worry that speed is actually pretty good.
Answer by Dmobile215 · Aug 18, 2010 at 06:20 AM
Well I am not sure about you guys but Clear Wireless has a really good wireless setup, if your interested just look them up online also try Verizon internet service, its been pretty good to me.
Answer by Dan Rudder · Aug 18, 2010 at 10:23 AM
First, your speed is good to extra good when compared to a lot of residential dsl services I deal with. Almost 10 times faster than the V... dsl here. Unless your router was defective, most routers today can handle much more speed from the internet connection than they will see from the ISP. To check the actual speed of the internet connection, assuming your modem uses DHCP, temporarily plug your computer directly into the router (making sure the firewall is turned on) and restart the computer and check the speed. You may be greatly surprised.
Answer by Ben Grant · Aug 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM
The router has virtually nill affect on your connection. You could be getting 1mps with Bill Gate's router if thats what your provider is giving you. You should upgrade your whole broadband package if you want faster.
Answer by Headwards · Aug 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM
It doesn't matter what router you use, you will always get the same speed, the only difference a better wireless router will make is better local network speeds, for example transferring large files between computers on the network wirelessly. The only way you can improve your internetspeed is by oaring your sip more for a better package or switching ISP to one who can provide a greater speed.
Answer by GavinRoskamp · Aug 18, 2010 at 08:47 PM
HA, you call that slow? That seems like light speed for me.
Honestly though, it's your ISP that controls your speed. I recently discovered that my ISP was purposely limiting my speed to 1/3 of what I paid for, so I demanded they reduce my bill to the plan that is actually slower than what I get, but keep my current speeds. I was surprised when they did. Ahh, the joy of complaining publicly on Twitter and Facebook. They offered and I accepted I guess. But I was kinda demanding my speed to be increased to what I was paying for, but they said my area wouldn't support it and I was like WTF folks, I hate you. But they lowered my pricing, so that's good. Now if only they would give me a LITTLE more speed. 1mbit down and 128kbit up is pathetic when compared to, well, everyone.
Rural life sucks.
Answer by chickenSanwich · Aug 18, 2010 at 11:21 PM
Optimum online has the most inconsistant service that I have ever experienced. I have the lowest tier subscription from Optimum Online: it is supposed to be 15Mbps down/3Mbps up. I get similar speeds to your latest result (3Mbps down/2Mbps up - 5Mbps down/2Mbps up) at peek hours.